Depicts a day aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Enterprise. Shows the role of lubricating oil in powering this ship. Explains how petroleum research keeps pace with lubricating needs of the nuclear age.To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. Topics: navy, aircraft carrier, oil
Created in the 1960s by the Shell Oil Company, "The Fossil Story" explains the importance of fossils to geologists who are searching for oil, and examines the role of paleontologists in interpreting the nature of the pre-historic world. This film was one of a series created by Shell to educate the public about geology, oil exploration, and the petroleum industry in general in this period.Fossils (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, "obtained by digging") are the... Topics: Oil Refinery, Oil Field, Geology, Paleontology, Dinosaur, Petrolium Industry, Royal Dutch Shell,...
byWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Ambrose Video Publishing
Produced by WGBH for the Nova seriesInvestigates the pros and cons of shale oil production in the western Rocky Mountains. States that while there is more oil in the Rockies than in the entire Middle East, attempts to extract the fuel have proved costly and environmentally unsound Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Oil-shales, Oil-shale industry Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Made in the 1950s by the Shell Oil Company, "Refinery Process" goes behind the scenes at a huge oil refinery to show how crude oil is transformed into finished products. The film uses a combination of animation and live-action to present the story in a simple and entertaining style, how crude oil is separated into major fractions or "cuts". It then describes how complicated molecules are "cracked" into simpler molecules of the lighter, more valuable products by... Topics: Oil Refinery, Shell Oil Company, Distillation, Catalysis, Crude Oil, Vacuum Distillation, Diesel...
Created in the late 1940s, "The Atlantic Story" profiles the history of the Atlantic Refining Company, aka Atlantic Petroleum, with its headquarters at 260 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia. Atlantic Petroleum's red, white and blue service stations were seen in many Eastern states in this era. Atlantic was a direct descendant of the Standard Oil Trust and one of the companies that merged with Richfield Oil to form ARCO, now part of BP. After an unsuccessful spinoff from ARCO,... Topics: petroleum, oil, gasoline, Atlantic Petroleum, oil refinery, Pennsylvania, Standard Oil
Alvin Duskin and Jerry Mander describe the amazing story of Lamar Hunt's attempt to purchase Alcatraz from San Francisco in the late 1960s, and how they stopped it. Topics: Alcatra, Apollo 8, Victorian San Francisco, Oil Terminal, Lamar Hunt
byWGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Ambrose Video Publishing
Produced by WGBH for the Nova seriesInvestigates the pros and cons of shale oil production in the western Rocky Mountains. States that while there is more oil in the Rockies than in the entire Middle East, attempts to extract the fuel have proved costly and environmentally unsound Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Oil-shales, Oil-shale industry
Created by the Shell Film Unit in 1967 and directed by Michael Heckford, "Paint" takes a look at the creation and formulation of paint, and traces the history of paint and its components from the paintings of the Stone Age to the present day. A great deal of the focus on the film is industrial paint and its application, used to prevent corrosion and wear, and making everyday things more durable. Synthetic pigments are shown, as are oil paints, and many other pigments. In 2011,... Topics: History Of Painting, Painting, Film, Shell Oil Company, Royal Dutch Shell, Color, Chemistry,...
-this version of the film dates from 1953. A revised version of the film can also be seen on our Youtube channel from the 1960s.Created in the year 1953 by the Shell Oil Company, -The Fossil Story- explains the importance of fossils to geologists who are searching for oil, and examines the role of paleontologists in interpreting the nature of the pre-historic world. This film was one of a series created by Shell to educate the public about geology, oil exploration, and the petroleum industry in... Topics: Fossils, Stock footage, Periscope Film, Georgia, Fossil, Oil Exploration, Royal Dutch Shell,...
Created in 1954 by the Shell Oil Company, "Proud Ships" was directed by Philip Armitage. Across and around the world from oilfields to refineries and from refineries to consumers, oil tankers carry crude oil and its refined products. Proud Ships is the story of the tankers and the men who sail in them. It shows the full scale of their world-wide operations, the scope and magnitude of the tanker business and the orderly control of movements and cargoes. The film is also the story of... Topics: Periscope Film, Stock Footage, Oil Tanker, Petroleum, Petroleum Industry, Ship, Tank Ship
Produced by George Pal, "Birth of An Oil Field" was directed by Duke Goldstone and released in 1949 by the Shell Oil Company. This film, part of a series of outstanding movies on the petroleum industry produced by Shell, explains and demonstrates methods, procedures, and equipment used in the drilling of oil wells and delivery of petroleum products worldwide. The film contains outstanding footage of oil derricks and drilling, the Kelly Pipe, oil rigs, trains pulling oil tank... Topics: Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell, Oil Field
This is a shortened version odd little morality play about the opportunities of oil as told in a gas station that's about to be robbed. A story of individual ownership of a service station is used as evidence that the public's best interests are served by privately-managed businesses whose owners are encouraged by the incentive to earn. To license this film and get a higher quality version for broadcast/film purposes, contact A/V Geeks LLC. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: oil, industry, melodrama
"Approaching the Speed of Sound " is one of the "High Speed Flight" films made by the Shell Oil Company in the 1950s. Directed by Peter de Normanville, the movie features many early British and American jet aircraft. The film features a basic demonstration of how sound is produced and how it travels through air. The inter-relationships between the speed of an aircraft and the speed of sound is established. The term mach number is defined and shock-wave formation around... Topics: Speed Of Sound, Shell Oil Company, Royal Air Force, Supersonic Speed, Mach One, Shock Waves, Speed,...
Created in the early 1970s for a foreign audience, "New Horizons" paints a vivid portrait of California in the jet age. The film begins at LAX World Airport, and shows off Los Angeles' freeways, Century Blvd., Sunset Blvd., Hollywood and Vine, Chinatown, the Palladium, the Chinese Theater, San Francisco and Golden Gate Park, the "most crooked street in the world", Fisherman's Wharf, Haight Asbury, Cable Cars, Beverly Hills, Universal Studios, and more.Funny how many... Topics: Airline, Pan American World Airlines, Travelogue, Disneyland, Hollywood Bowl, Knotts Berry Far, Oil...
Created in 1959, "The Drama of Metal Forming" is an exceptional film that shows the forming of metal in a foundry. It was directed by Peter DeNormanville and produced by the famed editor Raymond Spottiswoode, the father of Hollywood director Roger Spottiswoode and distant relative of the Swindon Bakery's famous chef Angus Spottiswoode. Slabbing mills are rollers are shown, almost certainly located in the UK, and the many processes used to create finished parts such as railway car... Topics: Metal, Film, Shell Company, Shell Oil Company, Foundry, Royal Dutch Shell, Metal, Ingots,...